Adrian, a self-described naturalist, is the designer of the Exhibition at the Loch Ness Centre, and lead man of research organization, the Loch Ness Project.
Basically, if you have a question about Loch Ness, Adrian probably has an answer, or at least a scientifi c explanation of some sort.
Some say most leave the Exhibition as non-believers. Ironically, the adjoining gift shop featuring a giant wall of stuffed Nessies seems to be doing just fi ne.
Though locals are quick to dismiss Adrian as a Nessie naysayer, it’s obvious Adrian is a big proponent of all things Loch Ness. Including tourism.
Roughly 200,000 Nessie- hungry tourists pass through his doors each year. What they fi nd inside is a multi- media presentation (which includes lasers) of all things Loch Ness, from the history of the monster to the loch’s unique geological past.
When it comes to his own personal theory on Nessie, Adrian says he has a ‘soft spot’ for sturgeon, despite the fact that there isn’t a fresh water variety.
After our brief time with Adrian (he’s a very busy man and we were dodging cars throughout the shoot), we headed to Dores for a quick bite and a chat with Steve the Nessie Hunter and the friendliest man in Dores, Ronnie. Then it was back to Fiddler’s to photograph owner and resident single malt enthusiast, Jon.